November 9, 2012 22:30
Cat Power delivers mixed show in Los Angeles
The singer played tracks from her album 'Sun' last night (November 8) at the Hollywood Palladium
Recently postponing her European tour, the singer-songwriter - real name Chan Marshall - took to the stage at around 10.30pm (PT).
Following a lengthy instrumental introduction from her band, Marshall arrived onstage to sing the title track from her 2006 album, 'The Greatest'. She followed it with an hour and a half set that drew largely from her most recent album, 'Sun', including the record's title track as well as 'Ruin', 'Cherokee'. 'Human Being' and '3,6,9'.
Though evidently enjoying herself on stage, smiling and in good spirits, a noticeable number of gig-goers left the venue during the performance. She drew mixed reports for the show on Twitter, with @erekJLA writing: "This is Un.Fucking.Listenable. She even seems bored with Herself" though @starrboxx21 wrote "#Cat #Power was #amazing".
Marshall said little to the crowd during the show, but following 'Sun' - during which she lit a joss stick and waved it about on the stage - she repeated what sounded like: 'I'm a grown ass adult, I'm a grown ass adult... thank you for coming".
Later in the set, after 'Back In The Days', she said "That didn't sound too good", to which a crowd member yelled in response "You sound amazing!" Marshall then said: "I love you more... Its been a while, how old am I now? Almost 41."
Towards the end of the show, Marshall again thanked the crowd for coming to the gig, saying "Thank you all for coming, thank you all. I care about you so much. I wouldn't be doing be doing this if I wasn't doing that."
Marshall ended the gig with a powerful version of 'Ruin', during which she handed white flowers from a bouquet into the audience.
Earlier this week, Marshall explained that she cancelled her European tour because of ill health and finance worries. She wrote on Instagram: "I fucking love my fans. Everything I do regarding my career, I FIRST, think of my fans and this world we all share. But right now, I HAVE TO think of myself because I have to learn trough [sic] meditation & being clear from alcohol & cigarettes & red meat and lots of rest amongst my menagerie of doctors".
After cancelling the shows she turned in an impressive performance of 'Cherokee' on US talk show Conan, which you can watch below.
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